Robbie McEwen, former Australian cyclist-turned commentator and a three-time winner of the Tour de France points classification, has apologised after using a homophobic slur on live television.
The incident occurred last week during the broadcast of stage 10 of the Giro d’Italia on Eurosport and GCN+. Trigger Warning: This story discusses the use of a homophobic slur, which might be distressing to some readers.
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We chose not to publish Stage 10 coverage until an offensive phrase was removed & we apologise to anyone offended during the broadcast.